Date: 3/24/11 Grade: 4th-5th Grade
Teacher Name: Gioppo Subject: Science
1. Topic-
The Solar System
2. Content-
The lesson will reenforce the idea of how the planets are allgined in our solar system. This lesson will explain where the planet lies, and some quick facts about that planet. The lesson will also help explain how the concept of orbiting works.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.1. Students will learn, or have their prior knowledge about planets reinforced, when considering how the planets orbit the sun.
4. Objectives-
1.1. The students will be able to name the planets from farthest away from the sun to the closest planet with 100% accuracy

2. The students will be able to answer questions about orbits at 85 % accuracy

3. The students will be able to answer questions about individual planets with 85 % accuracy.
5. Materials and Aids-
Power point Production
Smart Board or Chalk Board
Markers/Chalk-(Is smart board is not used)
Guitar-(Any musical instrument)
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.The Teacher will open up the Power Point on the smart board

2.The teacher will review to the class what they will be learning on this occassion

B. Development-


C. Practice-

1. The teacher will explain the theories behind the orbting motion of the planets

2. The teacher will convey information to the students

3. The students will answer questions throughout the presentation, as the teacher asks them.

4. The teacher will play his or her planet song to the students. This song will place the planets in their specific order, will give quick facts about each one, and will give the students a new possible way to remember infromation reguarding the planets themselves.

D. Independent Practice-

1.The song

Pluto was a planet my entire life
Until a scientist who was full of spite
Decided it was time for a change
Now it is just a planetoid on the outer ring

One ring closer and you will see something blue
Of course, that has to be Neptune
It takes 120 years to go around the sun
That's compared to just our one

Still one ring closer and you will be surprised to find
Uranus lying on its side
Its rings look cool because they go up and down
Unlike Saturn's whose go all around

If you look one ring closer, you will see something
It will be Saturn and its icy rings
And here a fact that you may not know
If you put it on water, it would float

Jupiter is the biggest plant up in the sky
That we ever happened to find
It is a big ball of gas no denying that
And , I bet it really smells like trash

Still one ring closer and you will be surprised to find
A little red dot where Martians reside
Of course, imp talking about Mars
our friendly neighbor of the stars

The next little planet is full of blue and green
And gave birth to humanity
Its atmosphere is full of oxygen
Which allows us to be able to live

Venus is the only planet is in the sky
That can always be seen by the naked eye
It burns yellow from sulfuric gas
Which was left there from the past

Next in line is mercury
Just a shell of what it used to be
It's consetnaly blasted by the sun
If we lived there we would be done

The sun is in the middle of all this mess
Without there would be nothingness
Of course, it has to be right in the center
Its gravity keeps everything together
It burns at over 40 million degrees
That is hotter than some of the Trump trustees
Without the sun we would be done
Just like this song, I hope you had fun

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-


F. Checking for understanding-


G. Closure-

1. The teacher will reiterate what the lesson showed to the students.

2. The teacher will asked the students what they learned and if they had any questions

7. Evaluation-
1. The students will take a quick test based on the material that was conveyed to them throughout the lesson.
8. Teacher Reflection-
The lesson overall will be a change of pace from the previous two elsson. The previous two lesson completely talk about gravity in some wy shape or form. This presentation was altered from its orginal state to fit a different criteria than the other presentations. The presention follows the guidlines of how the planets are arranged, and why they are arragned in this manor. The lesson also gives the students valiuble information about each planet. Orignally the lesson included a hula hoope with different length of strings tied to it. As theteacher spins the hula hoop, the shorter stings will become tright fster than the longer ones, which proves the plaents closer to the sun revovle aorund it more quickly. This equals a shorter year. This aspect of the lesson was cut due to time contratints.

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